Neshaminy State Park
Neshaminy State Park is along the Delaware River in lower Bucks County. The park takes its name from Neshaminy Creek, which joins the Delaware River at this point. The park’s 339 acres include picnic areas, a swimming pool, and a separate children’s spray park. Boating access to the Delaware River is provided at the marina.
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The pool and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Picnic Pavilions: Neshaminy has three picnic pavilions that may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS to reserve a picnic pavilion.
Swimming: The main pool and children’s spray pool are open from the Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Regular hours for weekends and holidays are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays, unless otherwise posted. Lifeguards are on duty when the pools are open. 215-245-8499 (seasonal). www.neshaminypool.com
For their safety, all children ten years of age or younger must be accompanied by a person at least 14 years of age. Children without such supervision will be asked to leave the pool.
Swimming is prohibited in the Delaware River from Neshaminy State Park.
Explore swimming for more information.
Boating: unlimited hp motors permitted
Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Fishing: A variety of warmwater fish species can be found in this stretch of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek. Common species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish, and various panfish. The park is also a popular area in the spring for the annual run of striped bass.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Hiking: 4 miles of trails
Logan Walk (0.57 mile) is the original drive to the former Robert Logan home, which has been removed. The tree-lined walk is used by visitors for numerous recreational activities and serves as a park service road. The walk is paved and ADA accessible.
River Walk Trail (0.92 mile) follows the shoreline and gives views of the river with its boating traffic and also explores the tidal marsh.
The River Walk brochure compares the past to the present and describes some of the river inhabitants like sturgeon, shad, and eel. Puzzles help children explore the estuary, river, and tidal marsh. This self-guiding brochure is available at the park office.
Oak Lane (0.22 mile), Locust Lane (0.58 mile), Beaver Lane (0.29 mile), and Buck Alley (0.26 mile) trails explore the interior of the park and are a great way to discover animals and plants.
East Walk (0.17 mile), West Walk (0.17 mile), South Walk (0.24 mile), Playground Road (0.14 mile), and Winks Lane (0.44 mile) trails provide access to the pool, playground, and picnic areas within the park. All of East Walk and part of West Walk are ADA accessible.
Eagles Forest Trail (0.4 mile) allows visitors to explore and learn about the Philadelphia Eagles’ “Go Green” initiative and the importance of healthy forests and healthy habitat.
Playmasters Theatre Workshop: he playhouse, on State Road, offers entertainment throughout the year. www.playmasters.org
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.